The Northwoods of Wisconsin have always been home for Betsy. Blessed with her mother's artistic talents and clocking in many hours in the woods with her father over the years has molded Betsy's career as a nature and landscape artist.
Betsy works mainly include detailed wood sculptures and oil, though she is versatile in graphite, acrylis, and pastels. Such a variety of mediums yet all the distinct work of artist Betsy Popp.
Some highlights of Betsy's artistic career are:
*Birds In Art , artist, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI
*"Seeing Red", preparatory sketch in the permanent collection at Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
*Artist - In - Residence, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
*Artist - In - Residence, Costa Rica
*Artist - In - Residence, Idaho Art Lab, St. Anthony, Idaho - twice
*Artist - In - Residence, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, MI
*Artist - In - Residence, Porcupine Mountiain State Wilderness Area, MI
*Artist - In - Residence, Badlands National Park, SD
*Artist - In - Residence, Sapelo Island, GA
*Artist - In - Residence, Acadia National Park, ME
*Artist - In - Residence, Everglades National Park, FL
*Artist - In - Residence, Grand Canyon National Park, North Rim, Arizona
*Featured talent in "Grand Canyon - Journey of Wonder"
*Wild Wings Artist - Original Catalog and Fall Festival, Lake City, MN
*Featured in "Best Of America Pastels"
*"Art of the Animal Kingdom XIII", Bennington Center for the Arts, Vermont
*First Place Interpretive Sculpture, and First Place Fine Art Under Glass, 29th Annual Louisiania Wildfowl Carving & Collectors Guild, New Orleans, LA
Betsy has exhibited her art work from New York to Oregon and has had the fortune of receiving many First Place ribbons as well as "Best of Show" awards for her efforts.
Besides art work: telemark skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, bow hunting, fly fishing, backpacking, hiking, camping, biking, and scuba diving are some of the activities that round out Betsy's lifestyle. Her favorite saying is, "I never get bored!".
Resides: Townsend, WI
Education: BS Art Education - Broad Field Art Major, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, Stevens Point,WI
MFA - Fine Art, Painting - Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
Major Fields of Study: Broad Field Major in Art Education K-12,
Masters of Fine Art - Painting
Artistic Specialization:Landscapes, Nature, Wildlife, Wood Sculpture, Oil
Betsy is a supporter of REGI, Raptor Education Group, Inc. Totally a self sufficient rehab center for birds of prey and many other species of birds such a loons, herons, and sandhill cranes.